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XXL MOBs | Medical office buildings grow in girth
By Ashok Selvam | September 15, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While new medical office buildings have been added to the landscape across the country, the trend toward larger multispecialty practices is driving the need for supersized physician spaces.
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Built-in efficiencies | Calif. hospital uses integrated project delivery team
By Andis Robeznieks | May 19, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As healthcare construction costs continue to escalate, it's become generally accepted that typical general acute-care hospitals will cost about $1 million a bed—except in California.
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New Navy hospital sailing along
By Andis Robeznieks | May 19, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The new replacement naval hospital at Camp Pendleton near San Diego will cost $451 million and will have only 67 beds. But with almost 2,000 outpatient and 131 emergency department visits projected for the building each day, it's not meant to be a typical inpatient facility.
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Stimulus money at work | ARRA-funded projects start to open for business
By Andis Robeznieks | January 14, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The new Eagle Butte Health Center in South Dakota is set to open for business this week. The 10-bed, 138,000-square-foot Indian Health Service facility was paid for with $84.5 million from the stimulus law.
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Shining examples | More hospitals work to earn the Energy Star logo as they advance the greening of their facilities
By Andis Robeznieks | October 31, 2011 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You've gotten used to seeing it on your refrigerator and on your computer printer for years now. According to some experts, you'll soon be seeing the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star logo more and more on hospitals.
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Taking hybrid ORs to heart | New facilities bring marriage of diagnostic imaging and cardiac surgery
By Andis Robeznieks | October 17, 2011 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. John Byrne, chairman of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Cardiac Surgery, says he remembers the date April 4, 2005, as if it were the birthday of one of his children.
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In the right direction | Way-finding isn't just about signage any longer
By Andis Robeznieks | July 25, 2011 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
According to Craig Knowles, three out of four people visiting a hospital are heading toward a destination they've never been to before. Not surprisingly then, he says, one of the biggest complaints hospital visitors have is getting lost.
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